Friday, October 24, 2014

My 3 Story Magazine Interview!

Mid-Century Modern for Kids

There's a relatively new magazine in town putting out great articles and I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Gillian Drummond. The photo of the 8' X 8' mural I painted (above) doesn't appear in the story, but is mentioned, so I thought I'd give it a little love and show it here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dumpster Diving!

 You know that moment when you're driving along and you pass someone's discarded piece of furniture and you can almost hear it beg, "Take me home and make me pretty!"? Well, it happened to me, again. 

I flipped a quick u-turn and pulled alongside it for a closer inspection and found it simply needed a little love from my electric palm sander and a fresh coat of paint!

The curve of the back, scoop of the seat and chrome legs are simply wonderful and it has been living a happy life in my home for a couple of years now. 

My words of advice: Don't ever be ashamed to slam on the brakes to give a piece with good bones a new life.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Decorative Painting Featured in Mercado District Home

Click HERE to see an article 
showing some of my work in the August issue of 
Tucson Lifestyle's Home & Garden Magazine.

Go To 
Pages 12-17

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Shimmer of a Metallic Wash

The accent wall in this dining room was first painted in a solid, brownish-terra cotta.  I then added a metallic copper wash.  What's interesting about using metallic washes is how the shimmer shows up only at certain angles and certain lighting.  

This room will be at its best in the evening with the glow of candlelight.  When the metallic shimmer doesn't shine, a muddled wash still appears which adds texture to the otherwise flat wall.

Bon appetit!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Faux Headboards for a Peaceful Sleep

 My clients didn't want a headboard to constantly rattle on their slump block walls, so they had me paint a headboard directly on the wall instead.  The finished illusion was quite fun and never went bump in the night!
Master bedroom
Headboard painted on wall of guest room too!

Detail of master headboard


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Patrick Dempsey in Ride On Tucson Interview

Here's one of the photos I took of Patrick Dempsey in the Ride On Tucson bike ride.
It was fun to see the scrolling vine and flower painting I did around the doorways at the Stillwell House as the background in this interview with McDreamy on Tucson's Morning Blend television show!

Click the link below for a peek.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In The News!

I came across this article from 2007 and thought I'd post it. It was great to get some local recognition.  It's always fun to see your name in print, too.